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Rams Head IPA - Fordham Brewing Company

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Rams Head IPARams Head IPA

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 01-15-2013)
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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into DFH IPA glass; translucent, light orange-yellow with a moderate white head that fades into a lovely ring of foam that leaves incredibly fine lacing rings.
Smell is dank herbal hops, some tropical fruit and citrus, hint of pine and bitterness.
Taste is bitter, piney and herbal. No fruity hops detected, despite the fruity nose. Hint of bitter citrus rind perhaps, but that's about it. Hops destroy any malt flavor as well. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel is minimal, smooth and dry.
Overall, not the kind of IPA I'm a fan of. It's all bitterness, not much actual flavor. Not bad if that's your kind of IPA though.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Durge, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

rfgetz, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

JDizzle, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of chasmandocharles
4/5  rDev +12.4%

chasmandocharles, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

2dogbrew, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of jbexphys
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jbexphys, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My favourite Fordham brew thus far!

Pours a lighter than expected, hazy golden colour with a reasonable white head that has good retention. Resiny aroma has a very mild caramelized malt back-bone, with piney hops and candied tropical fruit at the forefront. The 7.5% ABV is scarily well hidden and there is only a hint of alcohol warmth in this finish. Malt sweetness rapidly transitions to a "west coast" hop burst before an abrupt bitterness.

I like it, but not suited for those looking for "subtle"...

hopsolutely, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

PhilDaBrewer, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Jaguarkmd
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Jaguarkmd, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +12.4%

wertschy, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3/5  rDev -15.7%

rodlavers, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ba Review #281
Served On: 07/22/2013
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 7.5%
Date/ Code: 05/17/13

This was one from a sixer I found at Dewey Beach Liquors while on summer vacation at costal Delaware.

Look: Color was a hazy golden color with some deeper tones in the middle. The head was a fluffy 2-fingers of beige foam that stuck around for the duration. Lacing was vry sticky and spotty. Carbonation bubbles were even and throughout.

Smell: Aroma was of grassy hops and a sweet honey malt character.

Taste: The taste proved to be a very light palate from what the brewer's specs suggest (75 IBU's and 7.5% abv). Honestly I was expecting a level of complexity found more in a Double IPA. First off was a light kiss of herbal hops. Then a sweet malty resin hit just for a moment.
Then the high IBU's managed to appear to basically form the finish and aftertaste.

This was a solid brew that followed the drinkable approach found in Fordham offerings. I would grab this again.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Knapp85, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of nhirsch04
3/5  rDev -15.7%

nhirsch04, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of TTripp725
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

TTripp725, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of MrBoh
3/5  rDev -15.7%

MrBoh, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev +12.4%

GrantBrennan, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -15.7%

oline73, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

timwardjr, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of IPAIsaac
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

IPAIsaac, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too often you see cask conditioned IPAs. I am not opposed.

This is a pretty smooth ipa, and I think the cask has something to do with moving it in that direction. Nice pine tones. Slightly salty. Bitterness is minimal with a mild bite on there. Feel is slightly sticky. A nice drinker.

RblWthACoz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a traditional style cask spout into a dimpled mug

A- very light in color. Moderately good head retention.

S- smell is absolutely amazing! Grapefruit, pine explosion!!! It has a sweetness lingering on the nose as well...

T- awesome citrus flavor with a smooth maltiness...

M- feels smooth in my mouth due to the low carbonation. Very drinkable despite the 7.5% abv.

Budinetz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of mwz5021
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mwz5021, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev +12.4%

earlholman, Jun 04, 2013
Rams Head IPA from Fordham Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.